New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): The Swachh Bharat Mission of the NDA Government is picking up momentum in urban areas during the first three months of the current fiscal (2015-16).
According to an official statement,applications have been received from states and union territories for construction of 30,41,097 individual household toilets, as against the target of construction of one crore such toilets by the year 2019.
The Ministry of Urban Development has sanctioned 13,64,814 toilets.
Regarding construction of over 5 lakh community and public toilet seats, the Ministry has sanctioned 82,438.
Under the Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas, 17,411 community and public toilet seats have been built during April-June, 2015 as against 1,222 during October-March of the last financial year.
During the said period, 1,13,000 individual household toilets have been constructed as against 2.70 lakhs built during the six months of last financial year.
Since the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission in October last year, a total of 3.83 lakh individual household toilets and 17,411 community and public toilets have been constructed. In respect of Solid Waste Management, 28,908 wards out of the total of 78,003 wards in all the States/UTs have reported 100 percent door to door collection of solid waste.
About 21 percent of municipal solid waste is being processed as against the target of 44 percent for March,2016.
Regarding construction of individual household toilets, Gujarat is way ahead of others having built 2,64,331 followed by Madhya Pradesh with 99,151.
These two states together account for 94 percent of the total toilets built till the end of June,2015. These are followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra.
Delhi leads the list of performers in respect of community and public toilets having constructed 5,776 toilet seats followed by Chattisgarh (3,570), Maharashtra (2,520), Chandigarh (2,424) and Karnataka (1,680). These five accounted for 86 percent of total number of community and public toilet seats constructed so far.
Tamil Nadu is way ahead of others in Solid Waste Management with 9,935 wards out of the total of 13,667 wards reporting 100 percent door to door collection of waste. It is followed by Karnataka(3962/5252), MP(3024/6855), Andhra Pradesh(2295/3276), and Gujarat(1506/1730).
In all, Gujarat, MP, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana are at the forefront of implementing Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas. The Ministry of Urban Development is constantly monitoring the programme having held three video-conferences with States/UTs last month. (ANI)